mis·​timed ˌmis-ˈtīmd How to pronounce mistimed (audio)
: wrongly or improperly timed
He had a couple of mistimed throws during the scrimmage, but made up for it with some great runs.Andy Simmons

Examples of mistimed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As an ethical guide, individuals should limit themselves to 1 million (perhaps $5 million in the less secure United States, where one mistimed hospital bill could be enough to thrust a household into bankruptcy). Christine Emba, The Atlantic, 1 Apr. 2024 Immelt made many mistimed power and energy acquisitions, notably Alstom's energy businesses, which underperformed due to falling market prices. Jim Osman, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 But a mistimed inbound pass created a scramble. Chantz Martin, Fox News, 4 Mar. 2023 He was targeted one other time, but the ball didn’t even hit his hands on what appeared to be a mistimed route. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 1 Nov. 2022 Bad luck and mistimed mistakes; absent offense and questionable pitching plans; and bad execution most of all, with the Dodgers picking the worst possible time to play some of their worst baseball of the season. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2022 Offshore, artificial light can cause reef-building corals that grasp toward the surface to stop spawning all at once, turning what should be synchronized explosions of fresh life into useless, mistimed puffs of eggs and sperm. Joshua Sokol, Scientific American, 16 Sep. 2022 Keith Lee had a mistimed tackle of Cedric Alexander, but other than that, this was an impressive-looking squash. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 Midfielder Uri Rosell made a mistimed tackle and took down a player in the box in the 16th minute, setting up Carles Gil for a penalty kick that gave the Revs the opening lead. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1687, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mistimed was in 1687

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“Mistimed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistimed. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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